1890 Alcatraz Avenue
This is a Measure T1 Phase 2 project.
The African American Holistic Resource Center (AAHRC) will be a facility to house culturally relevant services to help eliminate inequities within Berkeley's African American Community. The vision for the African American Holistic Resource Center is to host services to benefit the community with education, employment, health, mental health, and housing advocacy and supports.
The funding for this project comes from the following sources:
- $7.0M: Measure T1, Phase 2 Allocation Approved by City Council
- $6.85M: General Fund Allocated on 6/13/2023
- $1.0M: Federal Earmark/HUD Grant
- $250K: General Fund allocated in 2020
The original project planned to renovate the existing City building at 1890 Alcatraz. After the structural and soils assessment, the City proceeded to provide and additional $6.85M in funding to demolish the existing building and build a brand new 6000 square foot AAHRC. The design team includes the AAHRC Steering Committee, City Staff, AE3 Architects and the Cumming Group. The design process is currently underway. Please see below for public input opportunities. Additionally feedback can be provided by emailing City project manager Isaac Carnegie at firstname.lastname@example.org.